Compass Group plc (LON:CPG)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reissued by equities research analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. They currently have a GBX 1,740 ($21.74) target price on the stock. Credit Suisse Group AG’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 27.38% from the stock’s previous close.
CPG has been the topic of several other research reports. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of Compass Group plc in a report on Monday, November 7th. Royal Bank Of Canada upped their price objective on Compass Group plc from GBX 1,480 ($18.49) to GBX 1,530 ($19.12) and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a report on Thursday, October 13th. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,645 ($20.55) price objective on shares of Compass Group plc in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 1,500 ($18.74) price objective on shares of Compass Group plc in a report on Monday, September 26th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,450 ($18.12) price objective on shares of Compass Group plc in a report on Tuesday. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 1,393 ($17.40).
Shares of Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) opened at 1371.00 on Wednesday. Compass Group plc has a 12 month low of GBX 1,079.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 1,559.00. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 1,432.86 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 1,411.38. The firm’s market cap is GBX 22.55 billion.
The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 20th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 19th will be paid a dividend of GBX 21.10 ($0.26) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.59%. This is an increase from Compass Group plc’s previous dividend of $10.60. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 19th.
In other Compass Group plc news, insider Paul Walsh acquired 5,000 shares of Compass Group plc stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 23rd. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 1,337 ($16.70) per share, for a total transaction of £66,850 ($83,520.74). Also, insider Ireena Vittal acquired 1,863 shares of Compass Group plc stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 22nd. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 1,491 ($18.63) per share, with a total value of £27,777.33 ($34,704.31).